SPSC ad-hoc lecturers | Education in shambles
Govt to regularise 850 ad-hoc lecturers through SPSC: Mazhar
Karachi, Feb 10: Senior Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Pir
Mazharul Haq announced that the Sindh government has decided to regularise 850
ad-hoc lecturers, provided that they pass the Sindh Public Service Commission
Talking to the media at the Sindh Assembly premises, Haq
said that official directives have already been issued in this regard. He said
that the former government recruited the ad-hoc lecturers but the Pakistan
People's Party-led Sindh government has decided to regularise their jobs on
"Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has issued the
directives to the education secretary to compile a list of 850 ad-hoc lecturers
besides collecting the required educational certificates," said Haq. He added
that the government had recognised the demands of these ad-hoc lecturers that
they should be allowed to appear in the examination of SPSC in this regard.
He further said it was also decided that the SPSC will only conduct
interviews of these ad-hoc lecturers and they would not have to take any written
exams. "The Sindh government has also decided that in future, no one will be
recruited in government departments on an ad-hoc basis," he added.
SPLA rejects re-interviewing of ad-hoc lecturers
Karachi: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) on
Monday rejected the offer of Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq regarding
the regularisation of 850 ad-hoc lecturers in Sindh, if they appear and pass
interviews to be conducted by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC). SPLA
Karachi Division General Secretary Prof Iftikhar Mohammad Azmi said that the
ad-hoc teachers of Sindh will not take any sort of tests or interviews by the
Prof Azmi maintained that that the ad-hoc teachers had already passed
tests and interviews before their appointment on an ad-hoc basis, adding that a
representative of the SPSC was also present when the interviews were conducted.
He said that the ad-hoc lecturers should be regularised, as they had been
regularised in 1989 and 1994. He reminded that it was the PPP government that
had regularised these teachers in the past. "I don't understand why the
government wants to re-interview these teachers," he said, adding that they have
been opposing such decisions since the beginning and will continue to do so."
"We will take out protest rallies in Hyderabad and Sukkur on February 14 and 19
to protest against the unjustified decisions being taken by the provincial
government against the teachers," said Prof Azmi. He said that the
regularisation of teachers is not the only issue faced by Sindh teachers, while
regretting that no one was paying attention to the education sector. ppi
"which web site is shown the reult of B.A & B.S.C i want just that link."
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"Its really a big shame for this so called liberal democrats and they should be ashammed of what they are doing is totally against bothe the shaheeds the shaheed zulfiqar ali bhutto and the shaheed benavir. It is crystal clear that these govt people are only running after money to fill their pockets well otherwise they couldnt get a chance in future. the very shameful thing is that all over the world the sector that is education is on the highest priority and here in pakistan these selfish and rather illeterate so called servants of people have no pain, motivation and care to establish good even corect measures to strengthen education system so that we can flourish. may Allah give them some wisdom and the most sincererity with this country and its people, ameen ."
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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Education in shambles
Karachi: Rather than looking like a school, the building looks like it belongs
at the bottom of a lake. Broken pillars of the main veranda fallen in sewerage
water, wild grass, weed and shrubs wrapping themselves around everything, remind
one of a once glorious ship that caught the tip of an iceberg and fell deep into
oblivion. Only the heap of broken wooden school chairs lying outside, tangled
into each other give off a hint that the building used to house a school.
The Federal Government or FG Boys Secondary School in Ibn-e-Seena Lines
is proof enough to the falseness in all the tall claims made by officials. It is
not a school of a remote village in some far off district of Sindh, but is
adjacent to the Saddar town police station on main Shahra-e-Faisal just opposite
to the Gora Qabaristan. The school symbolises all the forgotten policies made by
the policymakers of this country.
Surrounded by tall wild bushes, the
school building can barely be seen; its boundary wall has been knocked down from
various places making way for stray dogs and drug addicts to enter the premises
and take a nap in a place that used to impart education. According to the nearby
shopkeepers, the school was functional till last month and then all of sudden
when the sewerage water entered the building, the school shut down and has been
shut since then.
Ustad Manzoor, a welder, said that the main sanitation
line chocked around two months ago because trucks threw construction material
and debris into the line. As a result, the school building was inundated with
sewerage water. The blocked sanitation system made a big sewerage pond all
around the building where wild bushes began to grow. The sizes of these bushes
reveal that it has been a while since they have been growing. Though the main
gate of the building looks to be in a better condition, the entrance of the
school building itself is in the worst condition of all. The cemented floor of
the main corridors is completely shattered and the roof is dilapidated. If not
removed, the stagnant water in the building will soon completely destroy what is
The vastness of the muddy courtyard reveals that before becoming
the bed of a sewerage lake, it was used for assemblies in the morning and during
the day it was used as a playground by the students.
The school is under
the administrative control of the federal government and no one at the province
level looks after the school. The Z-shaped school building comprises of around
twenty classrooms and offices. The elderly guard and neighbouring shopkeepers
did not know whether after shutting the school down, the school's students were
shifted to other schools or were they sent on vacations till their school
reopened. Despite repeated attempts, no contact could be made with the school
headmaster to get an official statement.
The seriousness the higher
authorities show towards improving education institutes can be gauged from the
fact that when this scribe contacted Federal Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan
Bijarani to get an official statement, he said that he has no time to get
information about such low level issues. "I didn't even know that such a school
exists in Karachi and I am really busy at the federal level and have no time for
such lower level issues, but I will ask someone to look into the matter," he
said. If the policymakers of this country are really serious about bringing
change in the education sector then they must take an immediate step to restore
this school and other schools like it. Daily Times
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